EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to focus on customer needs, Sybase, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYBS) made available today the beta version of Sybase(R) Adaptive Server(R) Enterprise (ASE), the e-Business Database. This next-generation version of Sybase's flagship relational database management system (RDBMS) delivers new productivity, management and security features for enterprises' expanding e-Business needs. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SYBSLOGO ) The new beta version supports Internet security and directory services, enhances application developer productivity by supporting technologies needed for rapid building and deploying e-business applications and meets the enterprise needs of online and traditional businesses. These features reduce downtime for critical Internet and online transaction processing in addition to making ASE easier to use for database administrators. ASE 12.5's new Internet security and directory services, Unicode support and management of unstructured data are designed to ensure that private data communications and storage stay private and to meet global e-Business needs. ASE 12.5 features both Secure Sockets Layer link protection and row-level security. New e-Business productivity enhancements allow developers to quickly integrate XML-based applications with the database and allow Java developers to quickly create business rules and execute Enterprise Java Bean components in the database. Sybase ASE 12.5 is the first RDBMS to incorporate an integrated XQL query facility featuring an open query-engine which can search XML documents residing in the database, stored in a file, or even remotely from a URL. Other innovative features and capabilities such as high availability along with superior performance help reduce IT costs and consolidate ASE's position as a leading, enterprise-class RDBMS for any e-business deployment. The beta version is currently available on several platforms, including Linux, and can be downloaded from Sybase's Web site at: http://www.sybase.com/products/databaseservers/ase/ About Sybase, Inc. Sybase provides enterprise-class software solutions that fuel e-Business and enable access to information anytime, anyplace. With its industry-leading Enterprise Portal (EP), mobile and wireless, and vertical market solutions, Sybase is one of the largest global independent software companies in the world. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: http://www.sybase.com. NOTE: Sybase and Adaptive Server are registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Special Note: Statements concerning Sybase's new product releases are by nature forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include shifts in customer demand, rapid technological changes, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled product availability. Some of the risks are detailed from time to time in Sybase's SEC filings, including its annual and quarterly reports, which can be viewed at www.sybase.com.
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